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Hispanic Resource Center Re-Opens Doors

MAMARONECK, N.Y. - The Hispanic Resource Center's doors are back open on Mamaroneck Avenue three months after Hurricane Irene ripped through the village, displacing them and many other businesses and families.

Zoe Colon, executive director of the Hispanic Resource Center (HRC), cheerfully announced at the Dec. 20 Local Summit meeting their re-opening two weeks ago. Other local activists like Jeremy Ingpen, executive director of the Washingtonville Housing Alliance, housed the HRC staff during their time of need.

"HRC was able to continue to provide services to its clients, including helping those who also suffered losses from the flood, thanks to the generosity of local organizations and donors," Colon said.

Colon and the HRC staff held a thank you breakfast for those organizations that provided them with office space during those three months, which also include: The Guidance Center-Mamaroneck Clinic, Mamaroneck Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mamaroneck Library and CAP Center.

The flooding from the Aug. 29 storm caused damage to the 623 Mamaroneck Avenue office's floors, walls, carpeting and furniture, all of which had to be replaced. The furniture had been donated when HRC moved into its new office a little over one year ago.

During their displacement, HRC couldn't provide certain programs, including English as a Second Language, adult literacy, computer classes or social services. Now, those programs have been reinstated.

For information call 914-835-1512.

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